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AeroVironment Offers New Antenna Kit to Expand C2 Range of UAS

ERA kit AeroVironment
ERA kit, AeroVironment

AeroVironment has unveiled a new lightweight antenna add-on kit designed to expand the command-and-control range of unmanned aircraft systems to provide operators with increased operational capabilities.

The company said Thursday its new Extended Range Antenna comes in a small scale in terms of size, weight and power and produces a narrowed beam width that extends C2 coverage by a maximum of 24.9 miles.

ERA is compatible with the company's standard RF head antenna and can accommodate M1/2/5 and M3/4/6 digital data link bands.

Operators may also use the kit's radio frequency unit switch to shift between short-range and long-range modes for optimized stealth and safety.

Rick Pedigo, vice president of sales and business development at AeroVironment, said the company offers a range of antennas designed for portability, easy use and multi-mission performance.

“AeroVironment continues to incorporate direct customer and user feedback into our product development investments to address increasingly complex and dynamic mission requirements,” he stated.

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Written by Nichols Martin

a staff writer at Executive Mosaic, produces articles on the federal government's technology and business interests. The coverage of these articles include government contracting, cybersecurity, information technology, health care and national security.

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